There is no greater joy than building the home of your dreams. For most of us, homes are an emotional and financial investment, which we build or buy once in our lifetime. However, when you mould the four walls of your house into a home, there are many factors that pose a damage to your abode. One of the most dangerous ones is water leakage, because of various reasons such as:
- It causes corrosion of steel, which weakens the structure
- It puts the health of your family at risk. For instance, the damp patches lead to mold growth and bacteria, causing breathing problems
- Leakage also leads to constant peeling of paint and plaster, thus adversely affecting the interiors of your house
So, it is important that you take the right precautionary steps to shield your home from damage and the best way to do it is by getting rid of the root cause of the problem. Cement is the backbone of your home and it is that cement which binds the entire house together. Hence, it is extremely important to choose the right one, which is not only strong but also is water-repellant, thus protecting your home from leakage, like a cherry on the cake.
Here are a few tips to help you solve water leakage problems:
1) Caution since Conception
The first and most important step is to ensure that you stay alert from the beginning while dealing with your contractor. Caution your contractor to use the best building material so that your home gets a super-strong foundation.
2) Hope in Slope
Ensure that there is proper sloping in areas where there is a possibility of water retention such as bathrooms, terraces, roofs. This would ensure that no moisture stays back and seeps through the walls, during rains or due to any other water related activity.
3) The Crick in the Concrete
Concrete plays a very important role in building a solid home. Hence, make sure that the ratio of water in it is right, to prevent air bubbles during application. Typically, the ideal water-cement ratio is 0.45 to 0.60.
4) Shield the Core
As mentioned earlier, the best way you can keep the seepage out is by ensuring the use of a water-repellent cement right from the beginning of the construction, thus cementing the foundation of your home. One of the best water repellent cements you can use is ACC Gold Water Shield Cement. Its water-resistant formula provides 360-degree protection, thus keeping your home safe from the harmful effects of seepage. Think of it as a shield that envelopes your home and fights the hazards that weaken it.
For the best results, use ACC Gold Water Shield in key areas like the foundation of the house, roof, walls, columns, and beams, to ensure that your home stands protected from all the seepage hazards, because its 360-degree protection fights leakage from all directions. This helps prevent the entry of dampness and seepage that can destruct the fabric of your home and the health of your family.
Further, the on-site service by ACC engineers, coupled with advanced cement technology, makes sure that your home withstands the test of time. After all, you would want the best for your dream home, won’t you?
So, apply these tips to ensure a strong ‘kamaalkaghar’ of your dreams. Happy home building, from ACC!